Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy
The Work That Reconnects uses a combination of group process work and experiential exercises to help us cultivate a healthier relationship to the Earth community. It arises in direct response to the ecological, social, and economic crises of our time. It helps people understand and meet these challenges with clear eyes and open heart, without letting emotional overwhelm induce psychic numbing, panic, or scapegoating. Instead of giving sermons and pre-formulated analyses, the WTR invites us simply to look at today’s conditions and make our own choices.
Our world is in the midst of the most monumental cultural shift humanity has ever experienced. It is as profound as the agricultural revolution, as drastic as the industrial revolution, but necessarily faster than any social change of its magnitude to date. Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture. First emerging in 1978, this pioneering, open-source body of work has its roots in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy.
The Work That Reconnects has inspired thousands of people to take heart and work together for the sake of life on Earth, despite rapidly worsening social and ecological conditions. It has also inspired people to co-create experiential practices that serve in specific groups and settings from Fukushima to the tar sands, perpetual wars to global warming, to our civilization’s intertwined economic, environmental, and social crises. We’ll work to reclaim the energy for action that is thwarted when we put our natural responses to these crises on the back burner or suppress them altogether. We’ll reclaim and rejoice in our sense of interconnectedness to each other and life and earth. Please call (949)- 231-2579 to register, for more info please visit www.workthatreconnects.org or email Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org